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The most important way to help young people cope with dementia is to talk openly and be willing to listen.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia in Australia, accounting for about two thirds of cases.
Providing a calm environment for the person with dementia can help to reduce the impact of changes to behaviour patterns.
Participating in suitable activities can help a person with dementia to achieve purpose and pleasure.
Carers need to pay attention to how they present themselves to the person with dementia.
Incontinence may occur in people with dementia for many reasons.
Helping the person with dementia adjust to residential care can be a new role for carers.
Dementia is more common in people over 65, but it is not a normal part of ageing.
Some people with dementia may not recognise their declining ability to drive.
Planning ahead can make it easier for families and carers to manage the affairs of a person with dementia.